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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using Internet Archive TV News service.


Richard Burr
Senator (R-North Carolina) Member of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
CSPAN 01/29/2014
Burr: General Clapper, over the last several years, the committee has had some difficulty receiving timely briefings after significant events or terrorist attacks, despite the commitment we had from you that those briefings would happen within 24 hours. Moving forward, will you renew your commitment to the committee to brief us on those events in a timely fashion? Clapper: yes, Sir, we always strive to do that.
Mitch McConnell
U.S. Senator (R-Kentucky), Senate Majority Leader
MSNBCW 05/07/2015
Wagner: Following today’s ruling Senator majority leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans defended the program and pushed for its reauthorization. McConnell: According to the CIA had these authorities been in place more than a decade ago, they would have likely likely have prevented 9/11. Burr: Why in the world would we think about rolling back the tools that are the only tools that put us post- 9/11 versus pre- 9/11? Rubio: One day, I hope that I'm wrong but one day there will be an attack that's successful and the first question out of everyone's mouth is gonna be why didn't we know about it? And the answer better not be because this Congress failed to authorize a program that might have helped us know about it.
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